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In this episode of Kids Health Cast, Elaine Barfield, M.D. discusses what parents should know about addressing constipation issues in children. She notes the factors that may impact regularity and consistency, including issues of holding and signs of pain to look out for in kids. She gave advice on behavioral management that parents can train in their children early on, including proper sitting postures and understanding the gastrocolic reflex. Finally, she gives guidance to parents on laxative stool softeners and tools like the squatty potty.
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